10 Fun Facts About Cars
If you are into cars you may know a lot about how they work or what kind of cars are better than others but here are ten facts about cars that you might not know.
- The first speeding ticket:
The first speeding ticket was given in 1896 in England. Given to Walter Arnold for going a speedy 8 MPH in a 2 MPH zone.
- First license plate:
First things first, they were called number plates. The first one was issued in 1893 in France by the police. In 1901, New York became the first state in the U.S. to require cars to have a license plate by law.
- First Car Accident:
The first car accident that was recorded happened in 1891 in Ohio. A man named James Lambert crashed his gasoline powered buggy into a hitching post
- Last car with cassette play:
2011 Ford Crown Victoria was the last vehicle that came with a cassette player.
- Cars vs. Horses
Cars were the environmentally friendly solution to horses because in the early 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution from their feces that cars were the green alternative to horses.
- First “global” car:
Ford Model T was the first global car. By 1929 this vehicle was produced on 6 continents this car also modernized the left-handed steering wheel.
- First licensed woman:
Annie Rainsford Bush was the first woman who got her license (Locomobile Class). On March 22, 1900, she got her steam engineers license in Washington D.C.
- The word Car
The word car comes from the Latin word “Carrus” or “Carrum” meaning Wheeled Wagon. The word first appeared in the 1300’s.
- To the moon!
It would only take about 6 months to drive to the moon going 60 MPH.
- Fastest speeding ticket
In 2003 a Texas man was caught going 242 MPH in a 75 MPH zone. That man was arrested, and his car was towed.